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Congratulations Laurie Gornik!

Dawn Bussey, Library Director, Laurie Gornik, Award Recipient, and Carrie Jefferies, Circulation Department Director By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Laurie Gornik began her work at the old Glen Ellyn Library, which now houses District 87 offices, in the Adult Services Department until she decided to stay home with her growing family. She returned to work in the Circulation Department in a part-time capacity in October of 2002 and became a full-time employee in April

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Readers’ Advisory Corner

Stacks of books waiting for book club members to pick them up. By: Alex Herzberg, Readers’ Advisory Librarian

Are you interested in starting a book club? Maybe you’re already in one but aren’t sure what to read next. The Glen Ellyn Public Library serves over 60 private book clubs in Glen Ellyn, and with advance notice, we can provide your group with books (including audiobooks) and discussion toolkits to help inspire great discussions!

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  • Climate Change; Fact, Fiction and Our Future
    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Global climate is a complex mix of variables, so how do we know humans have the power to influence it? Join Chicago-based educator Michele Hoffman Trotter for a conversation about how our world is changing and how those changes affect us all.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Glenbard Parent Series Discussion: Far From the Tree
    When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Join us at the library for a discussion of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon, as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. 

    Andrew Solomon appears at the College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 pm as part of this series. For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.
  • Family Fun Show with Chris McBrien
    When: Saturday, April 08, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    From joke-cracking chickens and singing cats to all kinds of magic, this Family Fun Show has something for everyone. Enjoy ventriloquism, comedy, magic and storytelling. For families of all ages.
  • Meet the Artist: Lawrence Golla
    When: Sunday, April 09, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Stop by the library for a meet-and-greet honoring artist Lawrence Golla. Learn more about Lawrence and sneak a peak of his exhibit at gepl.org/meet-the-artist.
  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, April 10, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Learn the basics of how to play the guitar in a group setting in this 9-week course. All beginners 16 and older are welcome. Please bring your own guitar.
  • Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee at Brookdale Senior Living
    When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Show your support for Glen Ellyn seniors as they compete for a chance to advance to the regional semi-finals by attending the Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee at Brookdale Senior Living in Glen Ellyn. 

    Are you interested in competing? Contact Outreach Librarian Sarah Kleiva at 630-790-6745 or skleiva@gepl.org.